A webshow for independant artists

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

Hostful - 1FW 220 - How do successful artists make a living?

Today we are catching up with our hosts to see what they have been up to lately!

One Fantastic Week is a weekly web show where self-employed fantasy artists talk about whatever happened over the last 7 days. 

We record live every Tuesday!
Meet the rest of the community on our facebook group: http://bit.ly/1Y1dsjo

Your Hosts:
Peter Mohrbacher - http://www.angelarium.net/
Sam Flegal - http://www.fatefulsigns.com/

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Seth C. Polansky - 1FW 219 - Law for Artists, what you need to know

Seth Polansky’s career has been focused on advising high-tech startups, government contractors, and creative businesses – both in the US and internationally.

During his 18-year career, Mr. Polansky has served as General Counsel to multiple tech companies and has successfully guided his clients’ companies from startup, through rounds of fundraising, and on to the acquisition processes. Also included in his background is 5 years as CSC’s Director of Contracts for DHS and DOJ programs.

Mr. Polansky has worked with ARTPact, an illustrator’s rights organization, and regularly teaches courses about intellectual property and contract law. He is admitted to practice in Maryland, and received his JD from the Catholic University of America, and his MA and BAs from Indiana University of Pennsylvania – where he was a triple major in Philosophy, Political Science and Religious Studies.

He currently lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with his wife Kelley. In their spare time, they make independent films. (No, not that kind. Pervert.)

Website: http://sethpolanskylaw.com 

Contact: seth@sethpolamskylaw.com 

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Cory Godbey - 1FW 218

Cory Godbey creates fanciful illustrations for picture books, covers, comics, animated shorts, and films.

From commercials to documentary films, Cory has worked with a wide-ranging series of subjects and styles to create thoughtful, engaging, and award-winning art and animation for over a decade.

His work has been featured in a variety of esteemed annuals and publications including ImagineFX, The Society of Illustrators, and Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art.

He enjoys meeting new creatures and hikes through twisting paths with friends.

Cory lives with his wife, son, and a pack of stray cats in South Carolina.

Check out his current Kickstarter VISIONS OF WHENCE here:

See his website here: http://corygodbey.com

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Nen Chang - 1FW 217 - Conventions for Artists

On this week's episode Peter Mohrbacher is joined by friend of the show, co-host Nen Chang! 

Nen Chang is an illustrator and painter working in comics, gaming, and fine art. Specializing in integrating violence, gore, and horror with the beautiful and the surreal, NEN pulls an unspoken vision of the human condition from the fluidity of water, the subtlety of second glances, and her ability to pair painstaking attention to detail with the freedom of frenzied motion.

Currently, NEN works as a promotional illustrator, broadcast personality, and lecturer. She has painted for titles such as Legend of the Five Rings and Shinobi Clans and clients such as Marvel, DC, Titan, and many others. Her characters are uniquely charismatic and her figures twist and twine in rare and unseemly ways. NEN may be a painter and a designer, but her talent lies in making characters breathe.

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Loish - 1FW 215

(Edit: We, unfortunately, had some technical difficulties so the last 5 minutes of the show was cut off.)

Loish is from Holland and has Dutch nationality, she has lived all over the world, including the United States, Indonesia, France, and Belgium. Upon finishing high school in 2004, she studied animation in Ghent (Belgium) for a year and then moved back to her home country to study animation at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht (HKU) in Hilversum. She is currently a freelance illustrator and animator located in Utrecht (the Netherlands) and living with her boyfriend and fellow animator Arjen Klaverstijn.

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Will Terry - 1FW 214

Will Terry has been a freelance illustrator for 23 years. He was horrible at math, English, and science... luckily he found art. After finishing his BFA project at BYU he began working for magazines and newspapers not far from where he grew up in Washington D.C. 

His early clients include publications such as Time, Money, Wall Street Journal and ads for Sprint, Pizza hut, M&M Mars, Fed Ex, and Master Card. He has illustrated about 30 children's books for Random House, Simon Schuster, Scholastic, Penguin, Klutz, and Albert Whitman. He has created several indie ebooks that have sold tens of thousands of copies and has started a story app series with Rick Walton beginning with Gary's Place. He also co-owns www.svslearn.com - online illustration classes for children's book illustrators selling in over 80 countries. 

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Djamila Knopf - 1FW 213

Djamila is a Leipzig-based independent artist who draws character portraits and tarot cards.

She enjoys surreal and dreamlike imagery with a fragile and delicate quality to it. Her primary goal is to evoke a sense of wonder in the viewer and her drawing style is heavily influenced by both nature and Japanese animation. She mainly works digitally, but also has an ongoing series of small traditional drawings. Her work has been published by Dragonsteel Entertainment and in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, among others. Currently, Djamila is not looking for freelance work.

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Mike Sass - 1FW 209

A pioneer in the video games industry, Mike previously had a long career as legendary developer BioWare's first artist, and for 12 years illustrated for some of the top RPG video games of all time. Mike's experience at BioWare creating box art, magazine covers, concept art and marketing illustrations allowed him to seamlessly transition in 2009 to pursue his true passion of fantasy illustration and oil painting.

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Winona Nelson - 1FW 208

Winona Nelson's fine art often focuses on the stories and history of her tribe, the Ojibwe of Minnesota. She now freelances fulltime, working on illustration, concept art, comics in addition to fine art. Clients include Naughty Dog, Wizards of the Coast and many more. She lives in Philadelphia with her artist beau Anthony Palumbo and their gentleman cat, Diego

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Cavegirl Productions - 1FW 206

Cavegirl Poductions & X-Ray Films are creating "EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons", a new feature-length documentary that explores the history, influence, and stories behind the artwork that helps create one of the most recognizable brands in gaming.

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Ania Mohrbacher - 1FW 203

Ania has a history of working as an illustrator in games. Her work has evolved over time, focusing these days on fine art watercolor painting. After experimenting with a few different avenues of making money as an independent artist, she's recently started to forgo any sort of commercial pursuits to focus on painting for its own sake.

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The Council of Mods - 1FW 201

One Fantastic Week is a weekly web show where self-employed fantasy artists talk about whatever happened over the last 7 days. This week, we've invited our team of mods to talk to us about what they've got going on. These are the lovely people that help police our Facebook group:

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